Improved Rock Mass Characterization

Blast holes are drilled all day, every day. They are loaded with explosives so operators can create the right sized rock to send downstream for processing. What if, without adding an extra step, operators could easily access updated and highly accurate geological insights prior to loading explosives and planning their next pattern for better results?

This enhanced understanding of your orebody would  refine optimization and drive economic growth. Mines could improve fragmentation profiles, increase production, and cut costs. DataCloud brings about this transformation with automatic analyzation of drilling data, cleaning up the analysis for clarity, and integrating other datasets from the mine for a full, comprehensive subsurface evaluation.

Why the drilling data from your blast hole drills is not sufficient as is:

Production drills were designed to track for health and maintenance. These measurements that come from drilling blast holes can become orebody knowledge but they are underutilized as it takes a tremendous amount of time and skill to process, clean, and analyze for use. MinePortal however, can automate that entire process and add to the data for even further analyzation of your entire production chain.

How data from our cloud computing platform differ:

Massive amounts of data processed in the cloud (Azure) results in faster, smarter insights. (No row limit like Excel)

Our proprietary algorithms clean up the processed data to show clear strength and structure characteristics of the orebody.

Our machine learning geology filters can predict the next bench or stope for further improvements.

We integrate with the mine’s legacy datasets to tie downstream results back to the block (crusher energy).

Insights can be accessed with a simple browser log in, integrate with Power BI, and easily shared with teams.

The benefits of superior orebody knowledge:

Improved Recovery

Enhanced Grade Control

Increased Throughput

Lower costs

Accelerated Cycle Times

Reduced Dilution

Stronger Social License to Operate

"About 80% of [mining] failures, of not getting what we expected in projects, comes from one very specific thing: our limited understanding of what exactly is in the ground and where".

- Roussos Dimitrakopoulos, Research Chair (Tier I) in Sustainable Mineral Resource Development and Optimization under Uncertainty, and Director, COSMO - Stochastic Mine Planning Laboratory

Watch our team explain where our technology steps in to give a clear picture of orebodies at Mines and Technology Vancouver.

Presenting at Mines and technology Vancouver

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